More About……Working with Defence

Do you think your business is too small to work with Defence? Or that you need to be based in a major city? Think again.  The Office of Defence Industry Support is here to support you.

What is ODIS:

Opened in November 2021, ODIS is a one stop shop for defence industries.  The service provides advisory, guidance and mentoring services for SMEs to better enable them to work with defence.

More specifically, ODIS provides:

  • Defence business advice
  • Direct linkages to Defence procurement programs
  • Identify current SMEs who can meet Defence needs
  • Direct linkages to Defence end users
  • Assist SMEs to work with end users
  • Tailor grants to assist the development of SMEs
  • Work closely with other key Australian Government initiatives

You must have:

  • An Australian Business Number
  • Be developing products or services that have a specific Defence application which meets a capability need
  • Clear on your business goals and priorities

And be able to:

  • Deliver to the specification you have quoted on
  • Access advice and support available
  • Learn and adapt

Use the Defence Business Readiness Tool (DBRT) to assess the readiness of your business to work with Defence against four key factors: Leadership, products, services, business culture and business processes. ODIS Business advisors can support you to use this tool.

Need support?  Contact

Petr Kodat
Assistant Director

Industry Engagement Team NSW
Office of Defence Industry Support (ODIS)
Australian Industry Capability Division (AIC)
Capability Acquisition & Sustainment Group (CASG)
Department of Defence

Mobile: 0427 567 262